Making your own ornaments is a fun way to personalize you Christmas tree. I think I love painting them as much as the kids do.
Homemade Christmas Ornaments1 cup salt
2 cups flour
1 cup water
Mix salt and flour together. Add water a little at a time. Knead on floured surface 7-10 minutes until smooth and putty like. Roll 1/4" thick. Cut with any kind of cookie cutter, preferably with a design. Use a toothpick to poke a hole at the top for thread, ribbon, or hanger.
Lightly grease cookie sheet. Bake ornaments at 325 degrees until light brown, approximately 20-30 minutes. Some may puff a little. Just give them more character. When cool varnish or paint to protect from moisture.
I've had these since 1994 and they still hang on my tree!